Youth Activity Alerts
September 27 2022

Youth Activity Alerts

Hey parents and kids! Are you looking for something fun to do? Sign up for our youth program events and activities notifications! We have many events and activities happening every month to keep youth engaged by participating in cultural activities, cooking classes, physical activities, and more.

Positive Indian Parenting Class
July 27 2022

Positive Indian Parenting Class

Positive Indian Parenting is an eight week class focused on tools and techniques for effective parenting based on Native traditions. Positive Indian Parenting is designed to provide brief, practical, and culturally specific parenting skills for Native parents. We will explore values and attitudes expressed in traditional Indian child-rearing practices and then apply those values to modern parenting skills.

Protecting our Elders
February 3 2022

Protecting our Elders

Ten percent of IHCRC's annual patient population are ages 65 and up. Another 1,500 are ages 55 to 64. According to the U.S. Census, 14.2% or 6,387 of Tulsa County's population are Native American ages 65+. Elders in Native American societies play a vital role in the preservation of Indian culture. Elders teach younger generations about spirituality and history. They are considered to "wisdom-keepers" and are held in the highest regard.

World Suicide Prevention Day
September 10 2022

World Suicide Prevention Day

It's estimated that every day, around 123 people lose their life by suicide worldwide. That means that every 40 seconds, someone somewhere decides that life is no longer worth living. Suicide is a global problem, and it touches all of us in one way or another. Whether we have lost someone to suicide, know someone who has attempted suicide, or have ourselves struggled with suicidal thoughts, the issue is relevant to us all.

Mask Policy Update
July 12 2022

Mask Policy Update

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, we are requiring all visitors and patients to wear a mask while inside the clinic. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Back to School Bash
July 8 2022

Back to School Bash

Join us for a fun day in the sun at the Herman & Kate Kaiser YMCA in Tulsa. A fun day of activities awaits including access to the Splash Pad, Pool, Kayaking & Canoeing, Fishing, Water Slides, Guided Hikes, and awesome giveaways! Bring the whole family for a day you WON'T want to miss!

Happy Fourth of July!
June 30 2022

Happy Fourth of July!

The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with family and friends, fire up the grill, and celebrate our nation’s independence. It’s also a great opportunity to get outside and get active. There are plenty of activities to choose from, so there’s no excuse not to get up and move! If you’re looking for something low-key, take a leisurely stroll around your neighborhood or go for a swim at your local pool. If you’re feeling more adventurous, head to the nearest park for a game of frisbee or go hiking/biking on one of the many trails available in Tulsa (Turkey Mountain is our favorite!). So, whether you’re looking to burn some calories or simply want to enjoy the outdoors, make the most of this holiday and get moving!

Pride Month!
June 24 2022

Pride Month!

For Native Americans, Pride Month is more than just a time to celebrate LGBTQ2S+ culture and history. It is an opportunity to learn more about our rich and diverse cultures, as well as a time to reflect. Despite making up nearly 3% of the U.S. population, Native Americans are often left out of the conversation when it comes to LGBTQ2S+ rights and representation. This June let’s change that!

ADHD May Not Be The Issue. Is It This?
June 6 2022

ADHD May Not Be The Issue. Is It This?

1 out of every 15 kids has an undetected vision problem. That means there’s probably a child in every classroom in your community with a vision problem no one knows about.

Clinic Closure Notice: Wed. June 1st
May 24 2022

Clinic Closure Notice: Wed. June 1st

The clinic will be closed Wednesday, June 1st, for staff training. Please plan visits and prescription pickups accordingly. Thank you for your patience.

Sit Less, Move More, Learn Better
May 10 2022

Sit Less, Move More, Learn Better

This professional training is FREE and intended for classroom teachers, physical education teachers, and youth activity program staff. The activities are appropriate for use with elementary and middle schools. Our goal is to provide new activities with a focus on integrating health education and promoting mental well-being with physical activity. Activities presented will help promote health education concepts, experiential learning, team building, cooperation, and communication.

Clinic Mask Policy Update
May 4 2022

Clinic Mask Policy Update

You no longer need a mask to enter IHCRC. However, your provider may require you to put one on before entering the exam room or office. If you are ill, please continue to wear a mask for everyone’s safety. Thank you for your cooperation.

Connections: Using Our Past to Build Our Future
April 20 2022

Connections: Using Our Past to Build Our Future

In order to better serve the needs of American Indian youth ages 6 to 24, IHCRC began a redesign and reinvigoration of its youth programs last year. The team noted that while suicide and drug use prevention remain crucial, IHCRC's youth programs must also be designed to address one of the most important characteristics of care for American Indians, attentiveness to the four aspects of an individual's nature (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual).

Caring for our Adolescents
March 21 2022

Caring for our Adolescents

In spring of 2020, IHCRC's Behavioral Health Department had a waiting list of more than 60 youth. Additionally, staff had begun to recognize the need to offer support for American Indian youth identifying as LGBTQ2S+. A study by Kids Data found that 7.6% of California's Native American youth identified as LGBTQ2S+. Using that percentage to extrapolate Oklahoma numbers, more than 1,800 Native American adolescents ages 10-18 are LGBTQ2S+. (2,610 when adolescents who are dual race or ethnicity are included.)

The Unsung Heroes of IHCRC
March 3 2022

The Unsung Heroes of IHCRC

Tucked away in a hallway rarely traveled by patients or staff are the hard working staff known as Patient Benefit Coordinators. We prefer to call them our unsung heroes. These individuals battle daily to ensure our patients have the health care, services, and insurance they need.

A Guide for American Indian and Alaska Native Families During Quarantine
January 24 2022

A Guide for American Indian and Alaska Native Families During Quarantine

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our community, some my find themselves stuck at home waiting out an unwanted quarantine. Help ease the time by utilizing this great resource guide for American Indian and Alaska Native families during COVID-19 quarantine. Featuring winter activities, indigenous cooking, talking points, and fun crafts, this guide helps parents tackle the topic of the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic while keeping kids entertained!

People.
January 12 2022

People.

The last two years have been all about separating ourselves from… you know… people. Other people. Those people. Them. As much as I want to believe, still, that pre-pandemic normalcy is surely right around the corner, I struggle with a pragmatic belief that we probably are living our new normal and must adapt. I miss the people. And I know you do too. I think the biggest change every single one of us people had to adapt to was the isolation and separation from other people. This was required of us all. All ages. Globally. In both physical and psychological ways, it’s taken a toll and impacted our lives and relationships. We need to get our peopling opportunities back. The energy created, the understanding achieved, the motivation sustained, the respect appreciated, all feed off our ability to be present with our people. We have an amazing group of 161 people. (That active staff number is as of the writing of this piece.)

Protecting Our Elders - IHCRC's Geriatric Program
December 3 2021

Protecting Our Elders - IHCRC's Geriatric Program

Ten percent of IHCRC’s annual patient population are ages 65 and up. Another 1,500 are ages 55 to 64. According to the U.S. Census, 14.2% or 6,387 of Tulsa County’s population are Native American ages 65+. Elders in Native American societies play a vital role in the preservation of Indian culture. Elders teach younger generations about spirituality and history. They are considered the “wisdom-keepers” and are held in the highest regard.

Booster Shots Now Available
October 25 2021

Booster Shots Now Available

We are now offering COVID-19 booster shots for those who are age 18 and older with 6 months since their last shot. Proof of vaccination is required so please be sure to bring your vaccination card.